Devils Lake boys wins competition easily. Girls second.
Devils Lake sophomore Blair Clementich set three personal records Monday, May 13, at the Devils Lake Rotary Track Meet, including in the 300-meter hurdles were he edged out Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich’s Tucker Regner at the line as the Firebirds won the boys competition by 106 points at the Myron Loberg Track at Joe Roller Field.
The Firebirds scored 203 points. Turtle Mountain Community was second at 97 points and Benson County was third with 90.
Clementich led from the start of the race but coming off of the last hurdle, Regner closed the gap enough were he out leaned Clementich at the line but it wasn’t enough to overtake Clementich for the win. Clementich crossed the line in 48.78 seconds; Regner crossed in 48.86.
Clementich also won the 110 hurdles. Benson County’s Sam Hill finished second.
The Firebirds opened the day with a victory in the 3200 relay, as they crossed the line well ahead of second place Carrington. The four of Matthew Alexander, Gabriel Houle, Kyler Longie and Chris Horton finished in 9:07.87. Carrington was second (9:25.51) and the L-E-M Cardinals team of Arik Christianson, Caleb Hetler, Zack Rostvet and Blaine Perry was third (9:26.22).
Led by senior Trenton McCloud, the Firebirds got five of top eight places in the 100. McCloud won the event in 11.63. Sophomore Novell Jackson was third in a personal best time of 12.05 and Jackson Teigen’s personal best time of 12.21 placed him fourth. North Star’s Jordan Rader kept it from being a Firebird sweep, finishing second with a PR of 11.86.
The foursome of Jacob Haagen, Jack Thornby, Jackson and McCloud won the 400 relay at 46.67 with Benson County’s Sam Hill, Will Rice, Brady Eckert and John Fischer second (49.49) and Devils Lake’s 4x200 (McCloud, Jackson, Vaagen, Colton Schneider) captured the gold in 1:39.97.
L-E-M won the girls team competition with 164 points. The Firebirds were second with 137.5.
The Cardinals 3200 relay of Cora Badding, Lauren Baril, Kate Sillers and Elise Ramberg finished first in a state qualifying time of 10:19.51. Eighth grader Annika McCarthy of the Firebirds won the 200 in a PR of 26.91, Jess Mertens beat out Cardinals duo Lexis Olson and Sarah Olson to take first in the 400 meters, Benson County’s Quinn Neppl won the 1600 and Ramsey Brown’s 5-01 clearance of the bar in the high jump qualified her for state.
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